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Founders All Day IPA - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders All Day IPAFounders All Day IPA

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4,224 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,224
Reviews: 626
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 124
Gots: 413 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Formerly Endurance - All Day IPA.

(Beer added by: Avagadro on 06-05-2010)
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New Jersey

3.55/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Adequate finger high head of loose off-white bubbles, not quite foam per se, clears off swiftly to a ring around the edges, the lacing is super-thin but does form decently wide streaks before evaporating. Yellow gold colored liquid with a soft orange cast, only a few fat bubbles visible, scattered about, looks “basic” and unassuming. Piney nose with raw grains, grass, yeast and grapefruit rinds, more floral than fruity, more wheat as it warms, overall has a fresh, taut character, good balance and no burn. Medium-bodied, tight and slightly overly aggressive carbonation, keeps it scrubbing into the tongue which favors bitterness over sweetness. Pepper and herbaceous green grass, grains, pine, black tea leaf, the blood orange and grapefruit pith drying. Thin dusting of cocoa and allusion to anise, malts not contributing much to the final equation. Seems to pull back on just about every ingredient, wants a close race among them all, as a result more calculatedly balanced than integrated. You lose interest after the second bottle.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2012 23:53:24 | More by farrago
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Ontario (Canada)

3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: It has a nice hazy golden/orange color to it. It has a nice off-white head that dies down moderately fast and leaves some lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of citrus, mango, pine, toasty malts and sweet caramel.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some citrus, slight piney resin, toasty malts, faint caramel. Fairly light bitterness.

Mouthfeel: It has a low/medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2013 20:42:16 | More by SebD
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

10-26-2013 20:53:45 | More by sd123
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Ontario (Canada)

4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A stunning amount of flavour for the 4% ABV listed on the chalk board at the pub attached to the brewery.

Bright golden colour with limited head and no lacing. Not a tremendous amount of body, but enough for mouthfeel to remain pleasant. An awesome "west coast" hop aroma with brilliant citrus notes. The flavour is heavily grapefruit oriented and truly delicious. A lingering bitter aftertaste completes this very tasty beer.

Definitely a stellar "session" ale!

Serving type: on-tap

04-07-2012 21:43:04 | More by hopsolutely
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2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

03-13-2013 16:20:56 | More by Kerrie
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.9%

04-11-2013 23:20:53 | More by DIPAFAN
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

04-17-2014 22:22:10 | More by SkinniePost
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District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-09-2013 02:25:12 | More by Sludgeman
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4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours crystal clear amber with a frothy white head. Sheets of lacing cling to the glass.

S - Citrus fills the nostrils, grapefruit, orange, and lemon, bright fruit, pineapple, white bread yeast with a biscuity pale malt underneath.

T - Follows the nose with bright grapefruit, tangerine, lemon and orange. Nice hop flavor with ample bitterness. Tangerines show up and the pale malts support the zesty citrus with some grassy and slightly spicy hops coming in as it warms. Finishes crisp and clean with a pithy grapefruit bitterness.

M - Light to medium body, solid carbonation, crisp and clean finish.

A great session IPA, especially for the ABV. Grapefruit dominates with a light pale malt base. It's crisp and clean and you could drink this all day... get it.

Serving type: on-tap

11-16-2013 03:21:18 | More by StaveHooks
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2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

03-15-2013 23:26:10 | More by bostonryan
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

01-09-2014 19:45:32 | More by bauermj
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-01-2011 05:03:33 | More by MacStinson
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

03-11-2013 22:33:51 | More by TimoP
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North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

08-01-2013 22:44:22 | More by Mantooth
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

07-01-2013 03:17:21 | More by grittybrews
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

11-16-2013 02:32:19 | More by FLBeerGuy
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

03-13-2013 00:24:08 | More by Hopstout
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3.44/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a nonic glass.

A: Clear, medium golden color with one finger of diminishing white foam head. Light lacing remains on the glass.

S: Mild and contrasting in a surprising way, with light floral/pine qualities facing off against rubbery/leathery earth tones. The smell tends to get lost in the flavor, once the beer is sipped.

T: Begins very dry, with toasted grain and predominantly floral hops aromatics. Acidity is aggressive into the middle, where hops flavors turn more coniferous as precocious bitterness emerges. Grain is resurgent in the finish--more of a rustic pilsner malt quality--while bitterness is pure, medicinal, and aggressive to the point of seeming out of scale. Green plant stems and key lime citrus fruit linger on the palate.

M: Thin viscosity, acidic and sticky on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: A close cousin to Founder's Harvest Ale, this low-ABV IPA boasts many of the favorable malt qualities of that other, excellent beer. Hops qualities, while evident, are not well established--a complication similar to that of Ballast Point's Even Keel session IPA. Add Lagunitas' similarly-named Daytime IPA to the conversation, and one has an interesting, thematic trio of light ales with hops occupying the lead role.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2013 21:32:59 | More by beagle75
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

07-05-2013 13:55:44 | More by Auror
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District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

06-02-2013 22:25:52 | More by pmarlowe
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

06-24-2013 21:08:23 | More by campfirebrew
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

07-15-2013 15:32:03 | More by bismarksays
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New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

05-21-2014 12:32:19 | More by mklisz
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

05-22-2014 20:25:45 | More by NJBeer265
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3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled just about a month ago, so fairly fresh. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Scent is quite hoppy, yet mellow at the same time. Not a very big malt profile, which is what I was hoping for. Some lovely lemon aromas and sweet orange scents. Taste is just as it smells...but a little less hoppy. It is a very tasty beer, but the hops kinda die off in the flavor. I'm sure when it's very fresh that it is a way better beer. Has some similar characteristics as Sierra Nevada Pale. Mouthfeel is light and crisp. Drinkability is very high. Overall, this is a very tasty pale ale that is very sessionable. I could see myself easily putting away a six pack of this by myself on a warm summer day.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2012 05:01:56 | More by DovaliHops
Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
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